Q: Where do you put parentheses in this math problem 3 times 42 plus 84 divide by 2 plus 2 equals 56?

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(-2)^3 equals -2 times -2 times -2 which equals -8

It does not matter. The statement, as given, cannot be made true using only parentheses.

(3 + 5) times 2 - 10 = 6

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Well, it really depends on where the parentheses are.

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100 times 3 divided by 10 plus 25 subtract 5 EQUALS 50 unless there are parentheses...

(-2)^3 equals -2 times -2 times -2 which equals -8

13(x + 50) = 30 13x + 650 = 30 subtract 650 to both sides; 13x = -620 divide by 13 to both sides; x = -620/13

With no parentheses, that equals 30.

Parentheses and brackets are what are known as grouping symbol. They keep two or more quantities separate from the rest of the problem. For example, n-2 180. Without parentheses the problem is wrong. But add in parentheses and the problem looks like this (n-2) times 180.

It does not matter. The statement, as given, cannot be made true using only parentheses.

parentheses two times nine parentheses times negative eight minutes four parentheses four plus hundred plus eight

(3 + 5) times 2 - 10 = 6

Each of these factor pairs (multiply the numbers in parentheses) equals 106: (1, 106) (2, 53)

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Well, it really depends on where the parentheses are.

Hm. Well to get the answer you would have to divide 72 by 16. But, 4.5 times 16 equals 72.